Violence exists in
all quarters of society. This section was created to specifically address
domestic violence within Muslim communities. This is not to say
that domestic violence is a Muslim problem. A woman is beaten up every
9 seconds in America. See Domestic Violence in
There are two
categories of guilty people:
1. The ones
who inflict the physical and mental abuse. In most cases, the father and
2. The ones
who try to hide the fact that people belonging to category 1, do exist.
are men and sadly, women too.
It is naive
at best and irresponsible at worst, to claim that domestic violence does
not exist in our communities. People of both categories ought to be ashamed
of themselves. Denying it does not make it go away. You merely stifle the
voices and dampen the much-needed courage of abused women who are crying
When this section
first went online, several people complained:
"I was a
bit mad at that time when Isaw the site that you had. The site could make
people believe that Muslims are violent as the western media has deliberately
done this against Muslims." (from
someone who used the nickname servant of God)
you going to let your sisters suffer in silence while you insist on proving
the media wrong at all costs? Secondly, this has nothing to do with
the media. Muslim men are beating their wives next door to you and me.
Denial is hypocritical and Non-Muslims are not stupid.
If you know
how to alleviate torment, but you don't help alleviate it, you become one
of the tormentors....